Soybean and Corn Advisor, Inc

The mission of Soybean And Corn Advisor is to provide our readers with the most up-to-date information about soybean and corn production that you can't find anywhere else. On this site, you will find articles that deal primarily with soybean and corn production in South America, but we will also inform our readers about other crops such as wheat, cotton, and sugarcane in addition to alcohol and biodiesel production. The Soybean and Corn Advisor does not trade the commodity markets or give trading advice and we never have a position in the markets. This allows us to supply accurate information to our readers regardless of market activity.

The Soybean And Corn Advisor offers a variety of services including: Website, Newsletter, Premier Service, and Presentations.

Dr. Michael Cordonnier Biography

Dr. Cordonnier holds a Ph.D. in agronomy from Michigan State University and has been involved in global crop production for more than 35 years. His experience in South America started in the early 1970's when he conducted agricultural experiments in central Brazil. He has been a keen observer of the development of the soybean industry in South America over the last thirty years. Dr. Cordonnier is fluent in Portuguese and travels regularly to Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay to inspect the soybean and corn crops. He appears frequently on national television and radio programs to discuss world agricultural issues and he conducts numerous seminars dealing with agricultural production for regional and national audiences. He is now president of Soybean And Corn Advisor, Inc., a consulting firm that works with many Fortune 500 companies and the agricultural trading community specializing in fundamental analysis of soybean and corn production with special emphasis on South America.

Web Site

In addition to providing up-to-date agricultural information such as crop acreages and crop production, the Soybean And Corn Advisor web site also provides information concerning South American cropping cycles, weather, infrastructure, land utilization, ethanol production, and alternative fuels. The web site will have daily news stories concerning the latest developments in agriculture.


The Soybean And Corn Advisor also publishes a weekly Newsletter that provides up-to-date analysis of soybean and corn production. In addition to weekly production estimates, the Newsletter also examines crop conditions, crop progress, weather patterns, governmental policies, rural economic conditions and market forces that shape and effect what's happening in the field. If you would like to review samples of prior newsletters to see how the Soybean And Corn Advisor can help you make informed marketing decisions, click on the links below.

Premiere Service

The Soybean And Corn Advisor offers a Premier Service for our clients who require up-to-the-minute information concerning market conditions. This service encompasses not only the weekly Newsletter; it also includes frequent and unlimited phone contact with our clients as well. The Soybean And Corn Advisor prides itself on personalized service and programs can be tailored to meet each client's individual needs.


Dr. Cordonnier has been a popular speaker at numerous agricultural related events for more than 25 years. He brings to his audiences an extensive knowledge of South American agriculture gained by 35 years of living and working in South America.

Some of his recent presentations include:

Chicago Board of Trade - South American Outlook 2009-10: Will South America be able to Supply the Soybeans the World Needs? Chicago, Illinois, October 2009

Pro Farmer Leading Edge Seminar - South American Oilseed and Grain Outlook 2009-10. Des Moines, Iowa, July 2009

Montana Ag Bankers Conference - Can Brazil Meet Expectations for Ethanol and Soybean Production? Bozeman, Montana, March 2009

Additional presentations:

  • National Grain and Feed Association
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Ag Outlook Conference
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Ag Processing
  • Land O'Lakes Feed
  • University of Illinois Extension Service
  • Anderson Grain
  • Stillman Bank
  • Michigan Ag Commodities
  • New Vision Co-op
  • Kokomo Grain Company
  • Cottonwood Oil Company
  • Minnesota Crop Production Retailers
  • Minnesota Feed & Grain
  • Saskatchewan Extension Service
  • Hurley & Associates
  • Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
  • Farm Journal Media
  • Northstar Commodities
  • State Extension Services
  • Local and Regional Commodity Organizations

TV, Radio, and News Interviews

  • Dow Jones
  • Reuters
  • Bloomberg
  • DTN
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • This Week in Agribusiness - RFD-TV Network
  • Town and Country Report - WGN TV
  • Noon Report - WGN Radio
  • US Farm Report - WGN TV
  • Ag Day - Farm Journal Media
  • Red River Farm Network